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Old 12-27-2008, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default How much thermal paste shouold I put on?

I'm going to install a CPU and a new fan into my computer. I was wondering how much paste(Arctic Silver 5) to put on this. Someone suggested in a review of Arctic silver 5 that I put 2 rice grain(uncooked :P) size beads of it on the cpu or should I put it on the fan?
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:12 PM   #2
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If you have a cooler with a flat base, apply about a BB sized amount in the centre of the IHS.

And AS5 FTL.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:47 PM   #3
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do u need the paste?
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do u need the paste?
Do you know how much heat a 6400+ produces when you overclock it to 3.7GHZ????

For the other guy.
What does IHS mean. Im pretty sure it means the base of the fan (the copper heat plate)?
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im asking if u need it, im not an overclocker
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Default Re: How much thermal paste shouold I put on?

Perhaps following the manufacturers instructions may be in order?

How to apply AS5 by Arctic Cooling



EDIT: IHS is the heatspreader, the nickel coated copper top of the cpu

yuki, you always use thermal compound between cpu and cooler
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oh ok lol
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im asking if u need it, im not an overclocker
If you own a computer. You need it.
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Default Re: How much thermal paste shouold I put on?

yuki, hes using aftermarket stuff. when you buy a cpu with the heatsink there will be thermal paste on the heatsink, and when you buy a heat sink it too has thermal paste with it, but AS5 is like the top of the line stuff that us overclockers use.
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yuki, hes using aftermarket stuff. when you buy a cpu with the heatsink there will be thermal paste on the heatsink, and when you buy a heat sink it too has thermal paste with it, but AS5 is like the top of the line stuff that us overclockers use.
Well that's why people come here . For help.
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